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Story Moblin v2 beta targets netbooks srlinuxx 1 20/05/2009 - 12:21pm
Story Why are we pinning Linux desktop hopes on netbooks srlinuxx 1 20/05/2009 - 11:53am
Story 8 Essential OpenOffice Extensions srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 11:20am
Story Review: gNewSense Version 2.2 srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 11:19am
Story The Merits of Control-Alt-Backspace, or Geeks vs. Reality srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 11:17am
Story Wireless Linux group chalks out ambitious plans srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 11:15am
Story Ubuntu - Embed a Terminal into Your Desktop using Compiz [Howto] hotice 20/05/2009 - 9:26am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 6:39am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 6:27am
Story The KDE 4.3 beta: KDE Returns to Incremental Releases srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 5:10am

PHP 5 Pushes Forward

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Software

Started just over ten years ago, the PHP programming language has become the most popular programming language for web application development. PHP 5, the most recent release, adds even more features — all the while remaining approachable to novices. Here’s a look at the life of PHP 5 so far.

Windows Is Offically Broken

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Microsoft

Windows is broken and Microsoft has admitted it. In an unprecedented attempt to explain its Longhorn problems and how it abandoned its traditional way of working, the normally secretive software giant has given unparalleled access to The Wall Street Journal, even revealing how Vice President Jim Allchin, personally broke the bad news to Bill Gates.

Unix is dead, Linux’s the future

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Linux

The end of the world is near. At last that of the Unix world. That’s the prediction of Donald Feinberg, vice-president of Gartner. “Linux is coming, Unix is dead.”

Is The PC Dead For Gamers?

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Gaming

Here's a big question that has been making the rounds of late: "Is the PC dead as a gaming platform?"

My oh my, Myah

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Linux
Reviews
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Myah is a simple and easy to use livecd for standard Intel or AMD powered computers. They state, "Our goal is to bring you the best free Operating System and to inform PC owners they don't have to spend their money on Windows or OS X." I don't know if it's the best, but it's certainly a pretty darn good one.

Symphony OS in the words of its developer

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Linux

Symphony OS is one of the most original Linux distros available today. Recently Ryan Quinn, the lead developer of Symphony OS took some time out to talk with me about the distro and a few other subjects.

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

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KDE
Software

For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it.

Also: Tonight's star of The People Behind KDE is geek girl Janet Theobroma.

Are AMD and Intel close to settling?

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Hardware

THE WAR DRUMS have gone silent and there's no sign of smoke signals in the antitrust case AMD launched against Intel back at the end of June.

Browsers Battle for Second Place

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Web

In the Internet-browser game, the idea of beating No. 1 Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer comes automatically bundled on most Windows computers, is so far out of reach that other players try for the next best thing: second place.

Say it loud: you play games and you're proud

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Gaming

Will it ever be OK to discuss videogames among adults? 56% of all gamers are aged between 24 and 44. And yet, very few people over the age of 30 talk about them.

When open source theory meets fact

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OSS

Open source theory and fact walked hand in hand this week. Pundits and prognosticators all came calling with their own miscellaneous and sundry opinions about how this whole open source thing works and what it really means.

How open? That's the big patent question

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Misc

If you were to accept patent production as a good proxy for innovative ability, you would quickly conclude that one of the software giants is a whole lot more creative than the others.

Kicking Linux's Tires

In times past, the only way to see if Linux would work on a given PC was to install the OS. Times change. If you like what you see, or you wanna see the real deal, why not set up your machine to dual boot?

Are open-source evangelists a threat to Microsoft?

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OSS

For Eric Raymond, it is all about art. For Louis Suarez-Potts, the allure is intellectual challenge and inclusion in a worldwide community. Hartselle's Shawn Woods just wants cheap software that works. He thinks open-source software may be the answer.

Former President Corners Microsoft Korea

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OSS

Former president of Microsoft Korea is leading the government initiative to boost open-source programs in place of Windows.

Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

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Web

The recently released security update of XFree86 in DSA 816 for sarge and woody had caused the host of security.debian.org to saturate its 100MBit/s network connection entirely this past week.

Faith in The Gimp

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Software

One excellent open-source program that often gets overlooked in the focus on products like Linux is The Gimp. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is freely distributed software for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Open Letter to Alan Yates of Microsoft

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KDE

In his reply to the Massachusetts decision to use only documents in OpenDocument format, the Microsoft manager Alan Yates writes: (paraphrased) Star Office, Open Office, KOffice and IBM Workplace are all derivatives of the same codebase. Thus there is only one program that supports Open Document, and that is illegal. This is, of course, not true.

On Location With: DOOM: The Movie

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Movies
Gaming

I'm standing on the set of the upcoming DOOM film, and, as someone who played all the way through DOOM 3, it's quite a surreal experience.

Nintendo Revolution specs revealed?

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Gaming

A Factor 5 employee who goes by the name "Han Solo" claims to know the Revolution's specs, and has leaked them.

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